September 2010 Instructional Articles

Published on September 1, 2010


The September 2010 edition of soccer referee instructional articles is now available. This month we are including articles for the intercollegiate referee, the interscholastic referee and in Nuts and Bolts articles that address those basic techniques, procedures, practice alternatives, and skills that are often forgotten or overlooked while going through the experiences of soccer refereeing.

Intercollegiate Referees

This sixteenth issue of our monthly NISOA column presents additional continuing education articles intended to help our NISOA Intercollegiate Referee members develop the skills, information and techniques needed to improve their refereeing for the nation’s Intercollegiate soccer game.

All articles are authored by Intercollegiate Soccer Referee-oriented colleagues from around the country who share their experience and expertise in this specialized skill, or by other writers considered to put forth reliable soccer referee continuing education subject matter. The aim of NISOA is to create a continually growing base of personal development resources to help all Intercollegiate Soccer Referees reach the level of personal excellence they have set for themselves.

As with all of our publications, we encourage readers to submit their comments and suggestions for improvement to the Editor via email to me. Anyone wishing to submit an original article for consideration in a future column should submit it to the Editor.

Our authors this month are:

1. Rodney Kenney, NISOA National Clinician and Assessor, Florida, whose article: “When to Caution or Eject”, discusses a key discretionary decision a NISOA Referee must be able to master for successful game management.

2. Bob Sumpter, NISOA, Florida, whose article sets forth successful techniques from a group of top Clinicians and Referees about how to isolate a player when misconduct or possible misconduct is involved.

Interscholastic Referees

This seventeenth issue of our monthly column contains an article designed to serve as part of the expanding reference resource of continuing education materials to help the Interscholastic Soccer Referee improve field performance and development as a qualified NISOA Interscholastic Official. All articles are authored by Interscholastic Soccer Referees and selected writers who have experience in high school officiating, instruction, assessment, and administration.

This month our authors are:

1. Bob Jones, NISOA National Clinician, Maryland, whose article: “How Ya Goin Ta Act?” discusses the type of commitments by, and  expectations of, the Interscholastic Referee.

2. Bob Sumpter, NISOA, Florida, Florida, whose article:
”Ethics and the 2010 World Cup; An Opinion Piece”, discusses a growing concern within the game about less-than-desirable ethical conduct by participants in top-level competitions and the lack of adequate safeguards to insure that misconduct is not allowed to cause false game and competition results.

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